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Learn about some of the world's most deadliest diseases in this television show. It's a documentary show that takes you behind the scenes of diseases that ravage the planet, making humans sick and in most cases, killing those who acquire them. They are diseases that are highly contagious, causing great pain for the victim. Some of the details are graphic. Information is received from the Center for Disease Control in order to give you the most accurate facts as possible. The idea behind the show is to let the public know that a worldwide pandemic is possible, and the time is closer than many may think. There are new strains of viruses, some that are mutating before they can be controlled. The show gives details about traveling and how easy it would be for someone to get on a plane and spread a deadly disease before they know they are sick.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
1 Season, 6 Episodes
April 15, 2011
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Vivienne Leheny
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Killer Outbreaks Full Episode Guide

  • A fungus is released after a huge earthquake hits California, which is likely causing a deadly fever to spread. A horrendous bacterial outbreak forces one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history.

  • Hundreds of injured soldiers returning from the Middle East carry an incredibly powerful mutant bacteria. Also, the CDC is flooded with reports of severe illness in children across the country - an invisible assassin is on nationwide killing spree.

  • Violent flu-like symptoms hit the college town of Fort Collins, Colorado. Then, an elderly woman who just returned from China is rushed to a Northern Virginia hospital possibly carrying a disease.

  • Recipients of a single organ donor exhibit the same bizarre, manic behavior before lapsing into comas. Then, in the Midwest, a pox outbreak has left more than 70 patients plagued by strange, pus-filled sores.

  • The CDC, the U.S. Army and a Bronx Zoo veterinarian team up to identify the disease that is rapidly filling the city's emergency rooms and curiously killing 17,000 crows and zoo birds in NYC. Then, an unidentified virus spreads through the Southwest.

  • The CDC, the NYPD and the FBI team up to respond New York's biological attack - Anthrax. The CDC detects a mysterious illness that is targeting young girls across the country and bringing them to the edge of death.

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